The Secret of Chimneys
To My Nephew
in memory of an inscription at compton castle and a day at the zoo
John Lane (The Bodley Head), London, Jun. 1925
Dodd, Mead, New York, 1925


Little did Anthony Cade suspect that a simple errand on behalf of a friend would make him the centrepiece of a murderous international conspiracy. Someone would stop at nothing to prevent the monarchy being restored in faraway Herzoslovakia.
The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murser at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret.


1. Anthony Cade Signs On • 2. A Lady in Distress • 3. Anxiety in High Places • 4. Introducing a Very Charming Lady • 5. First Night in London • 6. The Gentle Art of Blackmail • 7. Mr McGrath Refuses an Invitation • 8. A Dead Man • 9. Anthony Disposes of a Body • 10. Chimneys • 11. Superintendent Battle Arrives • 12. Anthony Tells His Story • 13. The American Visitor • 14. Mainly Political and and Financial • 15. The French Stranger • 16. Tea in the Schoolroom • 17. A Midnight Adventure • 18. Second Midnight Adventure • 19. Secret History • 20. Battle and Anthony Confer • 21. Mr Issacstein's Suitcase • 22. The Red Signal • 23. Encounter in the Rose Garden • 24. The House at Dover • 25. Tuesday Night at Chimneys • 26. The 13th of October • 27. The 13th of October (contd) • 28. King Victor • 29. Further Explanations • 30. Anthony Signs On for a New Job • 31. Sunday Details


Anthony Cade • James McGrath • Lord Caterham (the ninth Marquis of Caterham • Clement Edward Alistair Brent) • Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent • Tredwell • Mademoiselle Genevieve Brun • Count Stylptitch • Prince Michael Obolovitch • Boris Anchoukoff • Baron Lolopretjzyl (Lollipop) • George "Codders" Lomax • Virginia Revel (Hon. Mrs. Timothy Revel • nee Hon. Virginia Cawthron) • Bill Eversleigh • Herman Isaacstein • Mr. Hiram P. Fish • Giuseppe Manuelli • Superintendent Battle • M. Lemoine

Captain Andrassy • Queen Varaga (Countess Varaga Popoffsky) • Sir Abner Willis • Professor Wynward • Walton • Lord Edgbaston • Elise • Miss Oscar • Dorothy "Dolly" Kirkpatrick • Dr. Cartwright • Carlo • Captain O'Neill • Lord Caterham (the eighth Marquis of Caterham • Henry) • Mr. & Mrs. Caldicott • Mr. Lucius Gott • Constable Johnson • Dutch Pedro • Chilvers • Miss Taylor • Nicholas IV • Prince Nicholas Sergius Alexander Ferdinand Obolovitch • Tom Pearse • Insp. Badgworthy • Mrs. Battle • The Comtesses de Breteuil • Dulcie Brent (Guggle) • Daisy Brent (Winkle) • Mr. Holmes • Mr. Balderson • Marcia • Colonel Melrose • Angele Mory • Edward Henry Revel • James Revel • Hon. Mr. Timothy "Tim" Revel • Miss Mary Revel • Mrs. Willis Revel • King Victor • Duke of Perth • Richardson • Lennox Revel • Count Stanislaus • Marchioness of Caterham (the fourth) • Sir Joshua Reynolds • Ed • Bert • Gladys • M. Chelles

Chimneys (play)

Full Length Play / Melodrama / More than 120 minutes
a Play in 3 Acts by Agatha Christie dramatised from her own novel.
Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Calgary, Canada 16 Oct. 2003
[cast] Ron Hartmann(Tredwell), Len Harvey(Monsieur Lemoine), Brian Gromoff(Lord Caterham), Emiily Talia(Lady Eileen Brent(Bundle)), Hal Kerbes(George Lomax), Patrick Creery(Bill Eversleigh), David McNally(Anthony Cade), Stephanie McNamara(Virginia Revel), Peter Skagen(Superintendent Battle), Arnold Dvorkin(Herman Isaacstein), Grant Linneberg(Boris Andrassy)

Films & TV

The Secret of Chimneys, ITV/UK, 2010
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 5



UK/US covers

Bodley Head / HarperCollins

Dodd, Mead / Grosset&Dunlap




other publishers

2021 selected
Wilder Publications, 2021; ISBN:9781515447313
Warbler Classics, 2021; ISBN:9781954525023
Classic Wisdom Reprint, 2021; ISBN:9781950330706
Neeland Media:, 2021; ISBN:9781420973235
Peschel Press, 2021; ISBN:9781950347261
Loki's Publishing, 2021; ISBN:9781636008226
Wildside Press, 2021; ISBN:9781479456833
Otbebookpublishing, 2021; Kindle edition
Aegitas, 2021; Kindle edition
Vasila publishing, 2021; Kindle edition
Start Publishing LLC, 2021; Kindle edition
AmazonClassics, 2021; Kindle edition Road, 2021; Kindle edition
Complete Freedom Publishing, 2021; Kindle edition
Repro Books: Namaskar Books, 2021; ISBN:9789355712066

2022 selected
Repro Books: General Press, 2022; ISBN:9789354994807
Repro Books: Sanage Publishing, 2022; ISBN:9789391560119
AC Press, 2022; Kindle edition
Musaicum Books, 2022; Kindle edition

Macmillan Audio, 2002; ISBN:9781559277600
Macmillan Audio Books, 2004; ISBN:9781405046305
Macmillan Audio Books, 2002; ISBN:9780333908969
HarperCollins, 2003; ISBN:9780007170517
Audio Partners, 2004; ISBN:9781572703865
BBC Audiobooks America, 2004; ISBN:9781572703872
HarperCollins, 2006; ISBN:9780007212903
HarperCollins, 2007
HarperAudio, 2012
HarperCollins, 2016; ISBN:9781504764810
Brilliance Audio, 2021; ISBN:9781713518495
Brilliance Audio, 2021; ISBN:9781713518495
Brilliance Audio, 2021; ISBN:9781713659037
Audible Studios, 2021
Dreamscape Media, 2021; ISBN:9781662049897
Dreamscape Media, 2021
Blackstone, 2022; ISBN:9798200951093

Western Europe covers

Le secret de Chimneys

French index

Le Masque (#126) 1933

Club des Masques (#218) 1974

Le Livre de Poche (#5490) 1981

other publishers

Het mysterieuze manuscript // Het geheim van de zeven schoorstenen

Dutch index

Die Memoiren des Grafen

German index


Northern Europe covers

Hemligheten på Chimneys

Swedish index

Hemligheten på Chimneys
Saga Egmont, 2020; ISBN:9788711788523

Brevet, der dræbte

Danish index

Brevet, der dræbte
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 2021; ISBN:9788728057773

Brevet som drepte

Norwegian index

Rakkauskirjeiden salaisuus

Finnish index

Leyndarmál Chimney hallar

Icelandic index

Chimneysi saladus

Estonian index

'Skurstenu' noslepums

Lettish index

Čimneizo pilies paslaptis

Lithuanian index

Southern Europe covers

Il segreto di Chimneys

Italian index

El secreto de Chimneys

Spanish index

El secret de Chimneys

O Segredo de Chimneys // O Segrêdo de Chimneys

Portuguese index

Κρυφός αντίπαλος / Το μυστικό του Τσίμνεϊς

Greek index

Κρυφός αντίπαλος

Το μυστικό του Τσίμνεϊς

Тајна Димњака / Tajna dvorca Čimniz

former Yugoslavia index

Tajna Dimnjaka

former Yugoslavia index

Tajna zamka Čimniz

former Yugoslavia index

Eastern Europe covers

Tajemství Chimneys

Czech index

Királyok és kalandorok / Chimneys titka

Hungarian index

Тайната на имението

Bulgarian index

Tajemnica rezydencji Chimneys

Polish index

Tajemnica rezydencji Chimneys
Omega, 2011

Secretul de la Chimneys

Romanian index

Тайна замка Чимниз

Тайна Замка Чимниз

Russian index

Тайна замка Чимниз
Эксмо, 2020

Middle East & Asian covers

Köşkteki Esrar // Köşkte Cinayet / Chimneys Şatosunun Esrarı / Ocaktaki Esrar

Turkish index

מסתרי היד האדומה

Hebrew index

سر جريمة تشيمنيز / الجريمة الأخيرة

Arabic index

سر جريمة تشيمنيز

الجريمة الأخيرة

اسرار قصر چیمنیز / قضیۀ نامه‌های عاشقانه / راز حبابها / راز کوه نور / معمای چیمنیز / راز قصر ییلاقی / راز قصر چیم نیز

Persian index

قضیۀ نامه‌های عاشقانه

راز حبابها

راز کوه نور

معمای چیمنیز

راز قصر ییلاقی

راز قصر چیم نیز

اسرار قصر چیمنیز

(Tamil) அந்தப் புதையல் எங்கே

South Asia index

ප්‍රභූ මැදුරේ ඝාතනය

South Asia index

Rahasia Chimneys

Indonesian index


Thai index

煙囪的秘密 / 烟囱大厦的秘密 / 名苑猎凶 / 烟囱宅之谜

Chinese index






チムニーズ館の秘密 / チムニーズ荘の秘密

Japanese index




침니스의 비밀 // 비밀클럽의 살인사건

Korean index